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"Wake up" the mouth during mealtimes; Click to customize|||ARK's Spoon Tip attachments turn any Z-Vibe® into the ultimate sensory feeding tool. Their size, shape, and shallow bowl allow for easy feeding and oral stimulation. Use the soft (blue) tips for individuals with a bite reflex and/or sensory issues, or the textured tips to decrease food aversions and oral defensiveness. The Z-Spoon's smooth vibration gently "wakes up" the mouth, increases awareness, and provides oral motor stimulation to the lips, tongue, cheeks, and jaw. A wonderful tool for any sensory mealtime treatment plan.
The Z-Spoon is sold with 1 vibratory handle, 1 Spoon Tip, and 1 Switch Tip. The texture around the handle provides a slip-proof grip, and it can also be brushed along the cheeks, arms, hands, etc. for additional tactile input. Turn the unit on by twisting the Switch Tip *just* until the unit starts to vibrate (please do not overtighten!). Choose the color of your handle and Spoon Tip preferences from the pull-down menus above.
The Z-Spoon is NOT a toy. As a therapeutic tool, the Z-Spoon should be used by a therapist or a parent under the guidance of their therapist. Caution: contains small parts (including a battery) that may pose a choking hazard; must be used under direct adult supervision at all times.
We love the z-vibe with the soft textured spoon tip. The whole kit is a must-have, but the spoon gets used the most for texture sensitivity. It’s really helped improve chewing skills, and lessen gagging. Lolly
As an SLP who focuses on feeding, I love all of your products. Once I had a nearly 4 y/o little boy who’s previous OT had been working on lip closure for the spoon. Once in therapy with me for feeding and speech I gave him the z-vibe with the spoon attachment. After 2 times in the same session he was closing his lips around the spoon and then transitioned the posture to fork presentations! Mom utilized it at home for about 3 months and 2 years later he’s still displaying perfect lip closure when eating! He simply needed that increased input to know where his lips were (he had oral and verbal apraxia).